Nonfiction book similar to the hunger games...?

For summer reading I need to read a non-fiction book that is similar to any aspect of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I've been looking everywhere for a book, but I can't find one. Any suggestions?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Obviously, no nonfiction book is going to correspond very closely, because the Hunger Games is set in a dystopian future. But there are various aspects of the book that you could focus on, and many nonfiction books on each of these topics.

    An adolescent girl living in poverty, or being forced to be the main supporter of her family.

    Surviving alone or in a small group in a wilderness situation.

    The Roman gladiatorial games in which fighters killed each other for the entertainment of the audience.

    Panem clearly has a society where the Capital extracts the wealth from the 12 Districts to live in luxury while keeping the districts largely impoverished. There are books on imperialism which discuss this kind of economic structure.

    Collins has stated that the inspiration for the book is the legend of Theseus, and the tributes that Athens was forced to send yearly until he killed the Minotaur. That's all mythology, of course, but you could find a book on the archeology of the actual civilization of ancient Crete that the myth comes from.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think any book about the Holocaust would be helpful - the Diary of Anne Frank is a good suggestion (everyone should read that book). Another good one is All But My Life by Gerda Weissmann Klein - it's a memoir of the five years she spent in concentration camps as a teenager.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hmm well instead of looking for books that are roughly similar to the Hunger Games (you have good taste, I loved that book), you should look for other dystopian novels. To start you off, The Giver, 1984 Fahrenheit 451, and Uglies. There are many others but those are just a few I read and loved this year.

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  • Kelley
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    1 decade ago

    I'd recommend a non-fiction book about reality TV. Maybe Better Living Through Reality TV by Laurie Ouelette or Understanding Reality Television by Su Holmes. They give a lot of information on the trends in reality TV, why it's so popular, and how it can change society.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Diary of Anne Frank, because she was living in fear of a controlling government, just like Katniss was.

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  • 1 decade ago

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